Pope Benedict XVI on Wednesday pronounced a blessing in Arabic at his weekly audience in front of 20,000 pilgrims on St Peter’s Square — the first time the language has been used at such an event. “The pope prays for all Arabic speakers.
When Randa Makhoul, an art teacher at a school in Beirut, asks her students a question in Arabic, she often gets a reply in English or French.
The Saudis rejected Pakistani diplomat Akbar Zib as Ambassador (at large?) on the grounds that his name translates to ‘biggest dick.’
In a major initiative at increasing the Arabic content on the Internet, Qatar intends to develop digital archives of significant Arabic texts for online distribution by 2015, ict QATAR secretary general Dr. Hessa al-Jaber has said. “In addition, we will be offering a grant program to individuals and organizations that develop digital media in Arabic,” […]